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Arya Zarinsefat, M.D.

Arya Zarinsefat, M.D.

Resident Research Fellow
General Surgery 

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  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, B.A., Chemistry, 2010
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, M.D., 2015
  • University of California San Francisco - General Surgery Intern - 2015-2016
  • University of California San Francisco - General Surgery Resident - 2015-Present
  • Resident Research Fellow - UCSF Sarwal Lab - 2018-Present
  • General Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Microbiome in Transplantatio
  • Organ Transplantation in HIV-infected recipients

Arya Zarinsefat, M.D. is a General Surgery Resident in the UCSF Department of Surgery. He is currently a Resident Research Fellow in Sarwal Lab at UCSF, and is completing the Advanced Training in Clinical Research certificate program through the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr. Zarinsefat obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University completed his medical education at the University of Michigan, where he demonstrated early commitment to research by utilizing analytic morphometrics to predict perioperative outcomes. He excelled academically and clinically, and was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He has continued to excel at UCSF during the first three years of his general surgery residency. Dr. Zarinsefat is being co-mentored by Dr. Minnie Sarwal (expertise with next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics) and Dr. Peter Stock (transplant surgery in HIV positive recipients) during his research years. Dr. Stock has tapped him to establish a university-wide database of all HIV-infected transplant recipients, and to follow their long term outcomes. 

  • UCSF-Gladstone Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Mentored Scientist Award, UCSF, 2019-2020
  • "Filling a Void of Research Training for Transplant Surgeons" (FAVOR) T32 Training Grant, NIH, 2018-2020
  • NIH "Filling a Void of Research Training for Transplant Surgeons" (FAVOR) T32 Training Grant
  • UCSF-Gladstone Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Mentored Scientist Award
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  1. Yang JYC, Verleden SE, Zarinsefat A, Vanaudenaerde BM, Vos R, Verleden GM, Sarwal RD, Sigdel TK, Liberto JM, Damm I, Watson D, Sarwal MM. Cell-Free DNA and CXCL10 Derived from Bronchoalveolar Lavage Predict Lung Transplant Survival. J Clin Med. 2019 Feb 13; 8(2). View in PubMed
  2. Obi AT, Reames BN, Rook TJ, Mouch SO, Zarinsefat A, Stabler C, Rectenwald JE, Coleman DM, Wakefield TW. Outcomes associated with ablation compared to combined ablation and transilluminated powered phlebectomy in the treatment of venous varicosities. Phlebology. 2016 Oct; 31(9):618-24. View in PubMed
  3. Zarinsefat A, Henke P. Update in preoperative risk assessment in vascular surgery patients. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Aug; 62(2):499-509. View in PubMed
  4. Zarinsefat A, Terjimanian MN, Sheetz KH, Stein IC, Mazurek AA, Waits SA, Sullivan JA, Wang SC, Englesbe MJ. Perioperative changes in trunk musculature and postoperative outcomes. J Surg Res. 2014 Sep; 191(1):106-12. View in PubMed
  5. Kim EK, Sheetz KH, Bonn J, DeRoo S, Lee C, Stein I, Zarinsefat A, Cai S, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ. A statewide colectomy experience: the role of full bowel preparation in preventing surgical site infection. Ann Surg. 2014 Feb; 259(2):310-4. View in PubMed
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  1. Zarinsefat A, Terjimanian MN, Tishberg LM, Stein IC, Mazurek AA, Wang SC, Sonnenday CJ, Englesbe MJ. Perioperative ChangesIn Trunk Musculature. Oral Presentation presented at: Academic Surgical Congress, 8th Annual Meeting; 2013; New Orleans, LA.
  2. Zarinsefat A, Kim EK, Bonn J, DeRoo S, Lee C, Stein I, Campbell DA, Englesbe MJ. The Role of Bowel Preparation In Improving Surgical Outcomes in Elective Colectomy. Oral Presentation presented at: Academic Surgical Congress, 8th Annual Meeting; 2013; New Orleans, LA.
  3. Zarinsefat A, Syed SM, Hirose R. Initial results from the pilot Transplant Quality Improvement Project (TransQIP). Poster presented at: ASTS Winter Symposium; January 2019; Miami, FL
  4. Zarinsefat A, Braun HJ, Syed SM, Orandi BJ, Roll GR. Do high-risk categories convey the wrong message to waitlisted patients – is it time to reconsider the absolute risk of graft loss?Poster presented at: American Transplant Congress; June 2018; Seattle, WA

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